The Telegraph: Putin cancels Paris trip as diplomatic crisis over Syria deepens
Vladimir Putin has cancelled a trip to Paris next week after the French government accused Russian and Syrian government forces of committing war crimes in Aleppo, amid a deepening diplomatic rift over the conflict there.
"The president has decided to cancel this visit," Dmitry Peskov, Mr Putin’s spokesman, said on Tuesday.
"From the very start of his exchanges with his French colleague, President Putin noted that he is ready to visit Paris when it is comfortable for President Hollande. So we'll wait for when that comfortable time comes," he added.
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WNU Editor: Can't say that I am surprised.
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